Celebrate Earth Month with the City of Pickering

Posted on Thursday April 08, 2021

Pickering, ON, April 8, 2021 – The City of Pickering is hosting a variety of initiatives in celebration of Earth Month, and is encouraging the community to get involved.

This annual celebration garners strong participation and is a great opportunity to further environmental awareness and learn about the many different things one can do to live a sustainable lifestyle.

The new main program is the City’s Litter and Plastics: Every Piece Counts Challenge, where residents can help take action on litter by organizing cleanups. The City and residents will work together to pick up litter and keep the community clean. Clean-up kits are available for participants.  

The City’s additional Earth Month initiatives include:

Webinar: How to Plan a Successful Garden (April 13 from 7 – 8:30 pm)

The Durham Master Gardeners will walk participants through planning a successful garden. This involves evaluating site conditions, maintenance, developing the gardens style, and selecting plants.

Webinar: Composting at Home (April 21 from 7 – 8:30 pm)

Participants will discover how easy it is to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into rich, dark compost. The Durham Master Gardeners will discuss the benefits of backyard composting, how to get started, and the ingredients needed to make it work.

Webinar: Every Piece Counts (April 29 from 7 – 8:30 pm)

Participants will learn more about the impacts that plastic and litter have on waterways and communities.

Take Pride in Pickering: Shrub Giveaway (May 8 from 10 am – 12 pm)

In celebration of Earth Day, registrants will receive a free 1-gallon Serviceberry Shrub (while quantities last). This giveaway is open to Pickering residents only. Registration opens April 22 at 10 am.

The City is committed to making Pickering one of the most sustainable cities in Canada by working in partnership with dedicated members of the community.

Registration for all Earth Month activities is free. Visit pickering.ca/earthmonth for details.



As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:                                                                                    
Kristy Gagen
Coordinator, Environmental Engagement l City Development Department
905.420.4660 ext. 2043